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Soviet Heroic Poetry in Context: Folklore or Fakelore

by Margaret Ziolkowski

Soviet epic compositions of the 1930s and 1940s, the so-called noviny (“new songs”), have often been the subject of folkloristic controversy. This study tells the story of the rise and fall of the noviny...


Climate Change and Tradition in a Small Island State: The Rising Tide

by Peter Rudiak-Gould

The citizens of the Marshall Islands have been told that climate change will doom their country, and they have seen confirmatory omens in the land, air, and sea. This book investigates how grassroots Marshallese...


Down Folk Tales

by Steve Lally

County Down, where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea, has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely caputred in this collection of tales by local storyteller Steve Lally. Discover the...


Browser's Book of Texas Quotations

by Steven A. Jent

This book brings together some 700 noteworthy quotations from or about Texas. Collectively they form a portrait of this unique place in the words of the people who have lived and created the Texas experience...


When the Dragon Wore the Crown: Putting Starlight Back Into Myth

by Don Cerow

When our ancestors gazed upon the skies thousands of years ago they looked up into the center of Creation and saw a mighty Dragon, a great celestial serpent with wings circling ceaselessly above them, night...


Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans: A Sourcebook

by Theony Condos

The nightly appearance of the stars, their arrangement in the sky, their regular risings and settings through the course of the year, have been a source of endless wonder and speculation. But where did the constellations...


The Gurob Ship-Cart Model and Its Mediterranean Context: An Archaeological Find and Its Mediterranean Context

by Shelley Wachsmann, Alexis Catsambis & Donald H. Sanders

When Shelley Wachsmann began his analysis of the small ship model excavated by assistants of famed Egyptologist W. M. F. Petrie in Gurob, Egypt, in 1920, he expected to produce a brief monograph that would shed...


Worcestershire Folk Tales

by David Phelps

Worcestershire is a county of contrasts, with one face turned to the modern buzz of Birmingham and the other turned towards the quiet rural landscape of the West Country. Its folk tales reflect that dichotomy,...


The Haunted South: Where Ghosts Still Roam

by Nancy Roberts & Bruce Roberts

This collection features such stories as "Passenger Train Number 9"; "The Little People"; "The Phantom Rider of the Confederacy"; "The Demon of Wizard Clip"; "Room for One More"; "Tavern of Terror"; "The Surrency...


Stonehenge Completed and the Fibonacci Code

by Neil L Thomas

STONEHENGE COMPLETED & THE FIBONACCI CODE principally concerns three ancient monument groups built in the fourth millennium BC in north-western Europe and the Isles ; the Knowth and Newgrange mounds group in...


Fairy Tale as Myth/Myth as Fairy Tale

by Jack Zipes

" Explores the historical rise of the literary fairy tale as genre in the late seventeenth century. In his examinations of key classical fairy tales, Zipes traces their unique metamorphoses in history with stunning...


The Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Of: Myths and Legends of Ireland

by Colin Murphy

STORIES OF ADVENTURE & ACHIEVEMENT

INVENTORS, GOLD-DIGGERS, MILITARY LEADERS, SPIES, RABBLE-ROUSERS, SOLDIERS, COURTESANS, ACE PILOTS DETECTIVES, ATHLETES, HEROES

Irish people have left their mark on virtually...


Il ritorno del dio che balla

by Andrea Romanazzi

Le tradizioni popolari legate al tarantolismo hanno generato culti e riti che hanno dato vita ad alcune delle più vitali musiche e danze popolari: tammurriate, tarantelle e pizziche, il cui rinnovato interesse...


Turtle Was Gone a Long Time Volume 2: Horsehead Nebula Neighing

by John Moriarty

Turtle Was Gone a Long Time: Horsehead Nebula Neighing, the second volume of a remarkable trilogy, continues John Moriarty's spiritual journey embarked upon in Crossing the Kedron. In a Prelude to Horsehead...


Turtle Was Gone a Long Time Volume 3: Anaconda Canoe

by John Moriarty

Anaconda Canoe concludes a remarkable spiritual journey undertaken in volumes one and two, in which Turtle dives to the floor of the abyss to recover hidden intuitions about the world in a journey from ignorance...


Folklore of Sussex

by Jacqueline Simpson

A collection of tales from Sussex. It includes such colourful themes as lost bells, buried treasures, dragons, fairies and the devil.


Folklore of Essex

by Sylvia Kent

Essex, the witch hunting county, is especially rich in traditions, legends, dialect and stories. This book explores the origins and meanings of its traditions to create a sense of the influence of the customs...


Folklore of Northamptonshire

by Peter Hill

This book describes the reaction of the common people to some of the tumultuous events which occurred in Northamptonshire and shaped England's history, and how this gave rise to many colourful folklore traditions....


Giving Birth to Thunder, Sleeping with His Daughter: Coyote Builds North America

by Barry Holstun Lopez

Prankster, warrior, seducer, fool – Old Man Coyote is the most enduring legend in Native American culture. Crafty and cagey – often the victim of his own magical intrigues and lusty appetites – he created...


The Age of Fable: Stories of Gods and Heroes

by Thomas Bulfinch

Long regarded as one of the most significant collectors and interpreters of folklore and mythology, Thomas Bulfinch was an esteemed but not affluent scholar from Massachusetts who set about making the world's...